The Lisboan International School

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Rua Fradesso da Silveira 8 bloco d 2a, 1300-609 LISBOA
Company Description:

We are an international School for students aged 3 to 18 years old. Our students take a rigorous and relevant learning journey that starts with a foundation in the British Curriculum and ends with the globally renowned International Baccalaureate.
Throughout this journey, our principles and commitment to sustainability are key drivers. They provide challenge, purpose and develop responsible global citizens.

Our Junior School students, aged 3-8, will follow elements of the English National Curriculum, which provides the core academic foundation of literacy and mathematics, combined with inquiry learning. Our Middle School students, aged 9-13, study English, maths, a language, and science, alongside a project-based learning approach. Our younger Senior students will follow the Cambridge International Education IGCSE curriculum between the ages of 14-16, before moving on to the International Baccalaureate’s Diploma Programme (IBDP), from ages 16-18.

Students experience a holistic education all the way until they graduate. We ensure academic rigour throughout school life to enable our students to become aware of their individual learning processes. During their learning journey, students have a constant focus on their personal well-being, global contexts, and plenty of opportunities to experience learning outside the classroom. We are committed to the Artemis promise, an eco-centric approach to education, and to our BOA principles, Belong, Own Act.

We’re delighted to be breathing new life into a former pasta factory, right in the heart of Alcântara, a dynamic community in western Lisbon. The Lisboan offers an exceptional modern and sustainable learning environment, while honouring the building’s industrial heritage.

Our aim, to provide a carbon neutral education, starts with our building. Our school will harness the sun’s energy, while maximising shade and cooling to keep our everyday carbon use as low as possible.

The Lisboan is so much more than a school. It will be an integral hub of a vibrant community, respecting the Alcântara district’s historic roots. We look forward to playing a key role, from providing transformational bursaries for local families, to opening our doors to share our facilities. And, just like the dynamic, entrepreneurial global community we serve, how we teach – and how our students learn – represents a spirit of exploration, inquiry and curiosity.


Mr. Martin Harris - School Principal -
Ms. Kate Sommerville - Senior Master -
Ms. Gilan Smith - Head of Juniors -
Ms. Suzana Cohen - Head of Marketing -